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Cinemas & Theatres

  • Bob Moylan - interviewed by Rosemary Christmas, 5 February 2001
    Subject:
    I started work in 1931 shipping newspapers, I was 15 then and getting 15 shillings a week, and I managed on that and with that I was able to give my mum and dad some…
  • Brian Woolley - interviewed by Sandra Blamey, 16 May 2001
    Subject:
    Brian Woolley. We use to go to the cinema. Sandra Blamey. Any memorable pictures that stick with you? Brian Woolley. Well, we saw so many; we used to go to a the…
  • Bruce Cormack - interviewed by Eve Klein, 4 December 2000
    Subject:
    Eve Klein. Do you remember going to the pictures? Bruce Cormack. Oh yes I do. We went to four theatres. There was the Kinema in Mosman, which was the theatre beaut…
  • Bruce Cormack - interviewed by Eve Klein, 4 December 2000
    Subject:
    Bruce Cormack. … After the Kinema, I don’t know what you call it, but just below the Fire Station in Military Road, was what used to be the Mosman RSL; and before th…
  • Clifton Haynes - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 24 February 2004
    Subject:
    Zoe Dobson. There was a movie theatre there too. Clifton Haynes. Yes, called the Kinema – where I used to go with my parents every Saturday night and the charge f…
  • Clifton Haynes - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 24 February 2004
    Subject:
    There was another theatre, the Anzac Hall which is still there today and it had several name changes, the last one being The Rex. So we had three theatres in Mosman…
  • Clifton Haynes - interviewed by Zoe Dobson, 24 February 2004
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    Zoe Dobson. You were with the musical society at its vintage time? Clifton Haynes. Yes – from say the 1940s to the early 1970s and it was then when the Mosman Musi…
  • Hazel Maclean - interviewed by Yolande Pierce, 31 January 1989
    Subject:
    Hazel Maclean. Oh, we had so many theatres to go to in those days – local theatres. Between Crows Nest and Manly we had 13 theatres that we could go to in that area…
  • John Schenker - interviewed by Eve Klein, 13 December 2000
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    Eve Klein. We were just talking about trading hours during the 1940s, and the fact that a mixed business and a milk bar could open on a Saturday and a Sunday in the…
  • John Suhan - interviewed by Trish Levido, 27 July 1981
    Subject:
    Trish Levido. What was your favourite childhood occupation? John Suhan. I think I was torn between the lures of Hollywood at the Mosman Kinema Theatre. I can remem…
  • John Wilmot Roberts - interviewed by Trish Levido, 15 December 2005
    Subject:
    Trish Levido. Do you remember going to the cinema? John Roberts. Oh yes, the two cinemas, one was the Kinema and the other one was the Australian, which is on the…
  • Richard Neville Hughes - interviewed by Nancy Johnson, 24 July 1996
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    Neville Hughes. … And of course there was the Cremorne pictures – old Mr. Lane, who lived in Avenue Road down on the left-hand side, near about opposite where Keston…